George Henry at our Ace Hardware remote broadcast this weekend giving Santa his wishlist!
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J. Ardell Sink CEO of Mark Media Radio Stations was honored last week in Greensboro by the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters with the prestigious Wade H. Hargrove Community Leadership Award. Pictured is (left to right)President of the NCAB Dick Harlowe, J. Ardell Sink and last year’s winner Danny Highsmith, who presented Sink the award. The Wade H. Hargrove Community Leadership Award is one of the top honors given by the Association.
Sink began his radio career in the 1950’s at WBUY, Lexington, NC. Sink founded WKYK in 1967. Over the years he was involved in the ownership and operation of a dozen other stations including WTOE, Spruce Pine, WISE, Asheville, WTZQ, Hendersonville along with stations in the Charlotte, NC market and the Greenville and Charleston, SC markets. Sink has contributed to his community by serving on several boards as President or Director of local civic groups and organizations that include the United Way, Economic Development Commission, Mountain Friends, Parkway Playhouse, Blue Ridge Hospital Systems, Mayland Community College, Daniel Boone Boy Scout Council, Rotary Club and the NCAB Board of Directors. He was a 1958 Honor Graduate from High Point University. He believes in trying to make a difference for his listeners, advertisers and the communities he serves.
The North Carolina Association of Broadcasters is a statewide organization of public and commercial radio and television broadcast stations. The purpose of the Association is to promote closer cooperation and understanding among members; to make possible unified effort when unity is beneficial; to protect its
members in every lawful and proper manner from injustices and unjust exactions; to encourage and promote customs and practices which will be for the best interests of the public and the broadcasting industry; and to help educate the public and business generally concerning the uses and values of broadcasting advertising. Additional information is available on the NCAB website (www.ncbroadcast.com).
Seventh Avenue Local Farmer’s Market
For the fourth year, an exciting local farmer’s market & organic/all natural market will be held on Sunday September 1st (as a special event in conjunction with the annual apple festival). You will find a variety of local growers and all natural and organic vendors offering their healthy products for sale on Market Street in front of the Historic Train Depot. Included in the market will be locally grown fruits, vegetables, dairy products, meats and more. Support your local growers and organic vendors and taste the difference today!!
The Apple Valley ModelRR Club will be open the entire day to allow folks to tour their facilities inside the depot and enjoy seeing the many intricate train displays. Norfolk Southern will have their Exhibit car parked on the tracks behind the Depot. It is a restored passenger car which houses interactive exhibits about the history and operations on the Norfolk Southern system. It will be open to the public free of charge to walk thru and enjoy. Visitors can take this great opportunity to stroll along the Avenue and become acquainted with all the exciting new businesses that have become part of the growing Historic Seventh Avenue district.
Join WTZQ at the Mountain State Fair Opening Day!